Cincinnati, OH, dentistry practice provides gentle services and oral health tips for the whole family
The brightness of your smile is often an indication of the health of your mouth. Dr. Jesal Patel and Dr. Shawn Dornhecker of Cincinnati, OH, provide a full suite of gentle dentistry services to keep your mouth healthy and your smile sparkling. However, they also stress that at home care is critical to your oral health and offer the following reminders for the whole family.
- Brush, brush, brush. Most dentists recommend brushing your teeth after every meal. At a minimum, it’s important to brush every morning and at night using a soft and comfortable toothbrush. Brush firmly, but gently, as brushing too aggressively can damage the gums and enamel.
- Floss, too! Flossing is important because it removes food particles that are trapped between your teeth where the toothbrush simply won’t reach. If you’re not sure that you’re flossing correctly, ask your dental hygienist to during your next appointment.
- Skip the soda. Try to limit the sugary candies, cakes, and sodas. Foods and beverages that are high in sugar content stick to your teeth, leaving you with a perfect environment for plaque and bacteria to spread, leading to tooth decay. If you can’t eliminate those foods from your diet, be sure to brush your teeth or rinse your mouth after eating or drinking.
- Keep your appointments. Regular visits to the dentist are important, even if you’re not in pain or having any problems. During your check up, a dental hygienist will professionally clean your teeth, removing plaque that you can’t get rid of at home. Additionally, the dentist will check your teeth, gums, and the inside of your mouth for potential issues before they become larger problems. The earlier an issue is started, the less invasive the treatment will be and the better outcome you will have.
If you’re looking for a dentist who cares about the health of your mouth and your overall wellness, call Patel & Dornhecker Dentistry at (513) 815-3166.